Portugese football club Boavista FC has joined eFootball.Pro as the competition’s fifth founding club.
Boavista FC joins Barcelona, Schalke 04, AS Monaco, and Celtic as competitors for the upcoming international PES league.
João Loureiro, President of Boavista FC discussed the move: “The presence in this competition reinforces the focus on youth, innovation and technology that we want to promote, not only in esports but throughout the club. Like our opponents, we seek to innovate with this competition that brings real and virtual football closer together in another international presence of the club that we are sure will please our fans.”
Boavista FC first announced its intentions to enter the esports industry in April 2017, launching a dedicated website for its esports efforts. It currently competes in the LPL’s League of Legends competition and has players that represents the club in FIFA, too.
Masami Saso, President of Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. added: “It is an honour and a true pleasure for Konami to work with orgfanisations such as eFootball.Pro and Boavista FC. We looked forward to working together to drive esports forward and we anticipate many exciting sporting moments to come.”
Later this month the eFootball.Pro Arena will be unveiled, which will act as the stadium in which the matches will be played.
Gerard Piqué, Founder and President of eFootball.Pro also commented: “By signing Boavista we reinforce the international vocation of our competition. Surely their performance in the league will not leaver anyone indifferent.”
Esports Insider says: It’s fair to say that eFootball.Pro is setting it sights for true international competition. Boavista may not be the first team you’d imagine when you first think of Portugese football clubs, but it joins an already impressive list of top tier football clubs entering Gerard Piqué’s eFootball.Pro.